Rainbow Playdough: A how-to tutorial by Friday’s Guest, Tania Arthur

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Rainbow Playdough by Friday’s Guest, Tania Arthur. 
When I am making rainbow playdough for just my own children I half or quarter the recipe so I don’t end up with too much. The measurements below are for a half measure of a normal recipe of playdough so feel free to adjust as necessary.
1 cup of flour
2 tbs Cream of Tartar
1 tbs cooking oil
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Food colour ( red, yellow and blue will make all colours)
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, including food colouring of choice.
Stir over a medium heat until the mixture starts to congeal and the mix becomes a ball shape (3-5 minutes)

Turn the dough onto a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes.
Wash out sauce pan thoroughly to avoid mixture catching and burning, then repeat process again but add next colour of choice.

For orange, add yellow first then a couple of drops of red and mix. If you want a deeper orange, add more red. For a tangerine yellow-orange, add more yellow.
For green add yellow first, then a couple of drops of blue.
For purple add red first, then slowly add blue until you have the shade of purple you want.

I have had a batch of this playdough on the shelf for over 2 months now and it is still perfectly good without having turned crusty.  It will keep even longer in the fridge, up to 6 months or more.
I sometimes like to add a little lavender essential oil when kneading the play dough for the scent but this is probably best suited to older children who aren’t tempted to put it into their mouths :)

I hope you enjoy some rainbow playdough fun with your little ones!!

Thank you, Tania for sharing.  I’m sure lots of mama’s are going to make rainbow playdough this weekend. What perfect timing for the beginning of school holidays.  Thank you!

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